Dixon/Solano RCD
Water Quality Coalition

Click on the links (buttons) below to direct you to online events either live or recorded. Not all of the events are hosted by the Dixon/Solano RCD Water Quality Coalition so some links will take you away from our Irrigated Lands webpage.  

Members are required to keep track of the education events that they "attend." For your convenience, we created a member education log you can download or print to record the education activities you attend. Do not send this log to the Coalition.  Click here for the Education Log 

Other ways to keep track of your education:

  • Print flyers or agendas

  • Print screens of the event

  • Create an Excel spreadsheet   

An overview of the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP) and the Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition (SVWQC).

 

Dixon/Solano RCD Water Quality Coalition is one of 12 sub-watersheds that make up the SVWQC.

(Duration of videos are 16-18 minutes.)

Dixon/Solano RCD Water Quality Coalition 

All-Member's Annual Zoom Meeting 2021

Video of the All-Member's Meeting from November 8, 2021.

 

It is approximately one hour.

Biologically Integrated Orchard Systems -
Predatory mite release, predator attractants and cover crops in walnuts 
Free on-farm demo
JUNE 16, 2022 from 9 am to 12 Noon
Location: Dodge Rd and CA 45, Princeton, CA 
Register today!

Regenerative Agriculture
Full Belly Farm in Capay Valley-No till farming
Sponsor: 
Chico State
Owner, Paul Muller talks about his CIG-Conservation Innovation Grant project. https://www.csuchico.edu/regenerativeagriculture/demos/paul-muller.shtml

Sacramento Valley Orchard Source
Sponsor: UCNAR

Resource for orchard growers in the Sac Valley 

Sacramento Valley Field Crop Source
Sponsor: UCNAR

Resource for field crop grower in the Sac Valley 

Perennial Cover Crops in Orchards and Vineyards:

Water availability, seed selection, and soil health*

When: Took place on March 24, 2022 

Listen to speakers from Le Ballister’s Seed, UC Davis and Solano RCD for a discussion of perennial cover crops in perennial cropping systems, how to choose the mix that is right for you, and local resources for irrigation trouble-shooting, financial assistance programs, and water conservation incentives.

 CDFA-California Department of Food and Agriculture

For CEUs - continuing education units - for growers who have completed the INMP self-certification program and want to maintain their certification, click on the button below to visit the CDFA website to find a course. 

All of the courses on their website qualify and meet the education requirement for the Irrigated Lands Program, as well. 

Their courses are open to anyone. You do not have to be INMP self-certified to take one of the courses.  The post-quiz is only required if you want CEUs. 

VFB SHARE Farm Demo #1 - Pheromone Disruption & Orchard Sanitation

The Valley Farm Bureau Specialty crop Hub and Rural Education (SHARE) program sponsored a farm demonstration event on Puffer Technology for pheromone uses to disrupt mating of insects in figs.

When: Took place on April 29, 2021

Cover Cropping in Orchards: N Management,

Water Dynamics, and Biosolarization

CAFF and the Sacramento Valley Technical Assistance Hub welcome you to a free discussion on cover crop management in orchard systems. North Sac Valley almond and walnut grower Rory Crowley and UC Cooperative Specialist Jeff Mitchell will be speaking on cover crop management in relation to nitrogen impacts on water balance, in addition to biosolarization for nematode suppression. Practical management considerations and research trial findings will also be discussed. CAFF’s Sacramento Valley TA Hub is sponsored by the California Farm Demonstration Network.

 

When: Took place on July 13th, 2021

Building Healthy Soils and Creating Wildlife Habitat on Your Farm
Sponsor: Solano RCD


When: Took place on January 26, 2021

 Some of the topics for the self-study courses and live webinars* are:

  • Irrigation Management

  • Nitrogen Management

  • Crop Nutrients

  • Soil Health

  • Crop ET Tutorials

  • Plants Stress

  • Tree Health

*Registration may be required for the live webinars

(CURES was the previous administrator of this program.)

CURES: Coalition for Urban Rural Environmental Stewardship

Best Management Practices (BMP) Videos

  • Interference Perimeter Spraying

  • Orchard Spray Drift

  • Buffer Zones

  • Vegetated Waterways

  • Irrigation Tailwater Return

  • PAM

Soil Health Connection

University of California Cooperative Extension and the Colusa County Resource Conservation District announce the launch of the Soil Health Connection, an informative outreach YouTube channel. The channel hosts virtual discussions and interviews with leading soil science researchers and farmers with the intention of shedding light on the importance of soil health in California’s agricultural systems.

HOSTED BY: Liz Harper, Colusa County RCD executive director and Sarah Light, UCCE agronomy advisor